Your slice of paradise
With an ever growing awareness of our declining flora & fauna, interest in Conservation is becoming more popular.
We offer several services to not only attract the native butterflies and other wildlife back into your gardens but we can also bring the exotic species into your conservatories and greenhouses too.
While this is alone a wonderful concept we can enjoy, it also educates us on the important environmental issues where butterfly farmers in the tropics can earn a sustainable income from breeding butterflies for our enjoyment as well as developing and protecting the rainforests in which they live and work.
We provide services for Schools, Parks and all manner of Public Attractions, butterflies for television & film projects as well as butterfly gardens for our private clients.
We have a One - Stop Butterfly Shop Online Store and opened the first ever Butterfly Jungles Plant Centre & Shop in the grounds of Hall Place in February 2014, a brand new concept in eco friendly plant sales together with the 'Butterfly Jungles Experience', our own tropical mini - rainforest! Come and see us!
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Rachel de Thame and Chris Collins opened 'The Butterfly Jungles Experience, Plant Centre and Shop' on February 14th 2014 in the grounds of Hall Place in Bexley, Kent
The 'Butterfly Jungles Experience' & Butterfly Jungles Plant Centre & Shop opened in the grounds of Hall Place, Bexley, Kent on February 14th 2014
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Best Large Feature Winners 2013 - Butterfly Jungles Native Butterfly Garden
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Silver Medal Winners 2012
Butterfly Jungles Transitions at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 Photographer Gill Wren
Magical Morpho Butterflies dazzle.
Stunning Orange Tips will breed in the Outdoor Butterfly Garden.
Beautiful Glasswings delight in the Indoor Butterfly Garden.
Painted Lady on Hemp Agrimony Flowers.
BREAKING NEWS - 'LOVE YOUR WILD GARDEN' airs on Tuesday 18th August at 8pm.
Very pleased to announce that Butterfly Jungles Owner Paul Allen will be featured on a special episode of 'Love Your Wild Garden' on ITV on 18th August at 8pm recommending some great plants for our native butterfly species.
Be sure to tune in to see Alan Titchmarsh, Frances Tophill and the team at work transforming this wonderful garden into a haven for wildlife!
Feedback and Reviews from our Online Shop Users
'Butterfly Jungles Workshops - Butterfly Breeding and Butterfly Gardening'
Tuesday's 2pm - 3.30pm May 5th to July 14th 2015
Sessions £35.00 each
05/05/15 - Introduction to UK butterflies and what makes them tick - Learn about their behaviour, hibernation, habitats and distribution.
12/05/15 - UK Butterflies and encouraging them to visit gardens for nectar - All aspects of Butterfly Gardening including design aspects, block planting and eco-friendly practices.
19/05/15 - UK Butterflies and encouraging them to visit the garden to breed - How to encourage butterflies to stay and form a breeding colony.
26/05/15 - Getting hands on - Breeding butterflies at home (UK species) - Learn about successful rearing practices and the legal side of releasing them.
16/06/15 - Conservation and recording - Learn about Conservation, what we can do and correct identification.
23/06/15 - Introduction to Tropical butterflies and what makes them tick - Learn about the rainforest species, behaviour, mimicry, camoflage and distribution.
30/06/15 - Setting up the greenhouse - How to set up a new greenhouse for tropical butterflies or convert an existing one covering all aspects including temperature control, design, emerging cage and planting.
Getting hands on - Breeding butterflies at home (Tropical species) - Learn about successful rearing practices of tropical species including successfully hatching pupae.
07/07/15 - Colony management, Pests, problems and solutions - Learning how to deal with any plant, pest or butterfly problems
An overview of all the aspects and Q & A session - A breakdown of all subjects covered and an in - depth Q&A
The maximum group size is 10 so you get a more in depth learning experience and personal attention. (Not suitable for children)
If you are only interested in certain subjects you can book one - off sessions but be aware that there is a more natural flow to the complete course.
Sessions are held at ;
Butterfly Jungles Experience & Plant Centre
Hall Place & Gardens
Please note the sessions are non - refundable and are strictly set to the timetable above. They must be booked in advance. No equipment is included in the price although breeding equipment, literature and livestock may be ordered in advance (subject to availability) You will be provided with Information sheets to take home with each session. We recommend you bring a notebook and pen and camera for referencing.